Prenatal program underway at clinic
ANDERSON — The Madison County Community Health Center started a 10-week session Prenatal Centering Program on June 11. The Centering Pregnancy Program is available to pregnant mothers in a group setting. They are part of a Centering Community that includes: taking care of yourself and your child and helping to build healthy communities one group at a time.
The first session dealt with smoking cessation or contact with second-hand smoke. The mothers who smoked agreed to quit. They willingly agreed to complete the Indiana Tobacco Quitline (ITQL) referral forms. Their progress will be monitored at the meetings that follow. The next Centering group session is scheduled for July 9.
For more information, call Matilda Barber, nurse educator and Centering Pregnancy coordinator, at 641-0255, ext. 266.
Guide Lamp engineers to meet
ANDERSON — Guide Lamp engineers are meeting for breakfast at a new time and new location. Time will be the first Saturday of the month, and start at 8 a.m.
They will meet this Saturday at Golden Corral on Scatterfield Road.
Elks to host Vets Appreciation Day
ANDERSON — On Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m., a Veterans Appreciation Day will be held at the Anderson Elks Lodge 209, 1803 Broadway.
The hog roast that comes with sides is free to all veterans. All non-veterans and public are welcome to attend.
Eagles hall closed for holiday
ANDERSON — The Anderson Eagles Aerie 174, 1315 Meridian St., will be closed Thursday through Saturday for the Independence Day holiday.
It will reopen on Monday with Karaoke by Brad, from 7 to 10 p.m.
Speedway race, fireworks Thursday
ANDERSON — Anderson Speedway will host an Independence Day Figure 8 Madness on Thursday. The gates open at 5 p.m., with racing at 8 p.m. Fireworks will follow the racing program.
Adults, $12; kids 6-12, $4. Children under 5 will be admitted free.
Indy server gets $500 tip
INDIANAPOLIS — A struggling server at an Indianapolis restaurant has received a $500 tip as part of a Kentucky man’s mission to fulfill his late brother’s dying wish.
Beth Foster received the tip Monday at Three Wise Men Brewery in Broad Ripple from Seth Collins. She said the gift couldn’t have come at a better time because things have been difficult while she looks for a teaching job.
It was the 54th $500 tip Collins has given in 17 states since his brother died a year ago and left a will stating his wish that a $500 tip be given in his memory. A video of the first tip went viral and inspired $60,000 in donations from around the world.
Collins says his brother enjoyed unexpected acts of kindness.
Group: Ball State prof is ‘being railroaded’
MUNCIE — A national group that supports the belief that a higher power had a hand in the rise of life on Earth is questioning the fairness of a Ball State University panel reviewing allegations that an honors course is religion disguised as science.
The Discovery Institute contends three of the four panelists are linked to groups opposed to intelligent design. That’s the belief that a higher power must have had a hand in life’s origins because life is too complex to have developed through evolution alone.
Discovery Institute vice president John West said the three panelists’ links to groups opposed to intelligent design raise “huge red flags.”
He says it appears the course instructor, assistant professor of physics Eric Hedin, is “being railroaded.”